Baby, fetal alcohol syndrome


Baby, fetal alcohol syndrome
Alcohol is capable of causing birth defects. FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome) always involves brain damage. and impaired growth. FAS also always involves head and face abnormalities. No amount of alcohol has been proven safe during pregnancy. Women who are or may become pregnant are

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